Thursday, July 11, 2013

Work Wardrobes and Office Politics

“Dressing well is a kind of good manners, if you ask me. When you’re standing in a room, your effect is the same as a chair’s effect, or a sculpture’s. You’re part of someone’s view, you’re part of that world, and so you should dress well. I find it’s a show of respect to try to put on your best face and look as good as you can.” – Tom Ford
“Clothes don’t make a man, but clothes have got many a man a good job.”
During the summer months we have the luxury of wearing denim to work as long as we still adhere to a business casual dress code. I have not taken full advantage of this because I believe in dressing for the job you want and well I want to be as high of an executive at a medical association, the creative director of a magazine specializing in emerging brands or better yet the top dawg at a fashion PR firm. I recently read an article in Marie Claire about not taking part in casual work days and to always put your best polished foot forward regardless of what the office environment is and I fully intend to do so. Even with my corporate ensemble, I still remain true to my style by adding a snazzy shoe and wearing my favorite boyfriend t-shirt from Target. 

How do you adhere to a polished and professional look while still showcasing your style??

blazer: OASAP  Shirt: Target  Skirt: Amanda Smith  Pumps: Nine West  Bag: Michael Kors Aviators: H&M


Marie Young said...

Give me that jacket!

J. Jehanne said...

hahaah Im gald you like it!!! Its on sale::

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

Such a great look. I love your use of color in this outfit but paired with a neutral blazer/jacket, it looks totally work appropriate!
I am fortunate to work in an environment without strict dress codes but that doesn't mean I walk in wearing anything I want. I stick to my style of being bold and colorful but by wearing things that fit well on me, I try to keep it sophisticated as possible. =)

Rachel said...

I firmly believe that "dress for the job you want" mantra is all the more powerful if you infuse that look with personality! Love the color and snazzy shoes - promotable, indeed!

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Janae Holmes said...

Absolutely loving your look. I work in a very corporate environment but since our clients don't come into the office we have a very casual dress code. I've been there for 7 years and in the last year or so I've stepped up my dress game. I still have my casual days but do notice a difference in how the executive team speaks to me on my more professional dress days. I plan to dress for success more often because I have big dreams and want people to take me seriously. Great post and I love your look and use of color!!!

fifth n sixth said...

I love looking my best to anywhere I go and I'm a firm believer that people make assumptions or treat you according to how you're dressed and people should always dress accordingly. You look classy & chic, very work appropriate!

J. Jehanne said...

oh and you are your sis always do. I love your blog and how classy you both are! We should do drinks soon... Im in Bmore

J. Jehanne said...

thank you so much for visiting and commenting. That Marie Cliare article gave me life. I am slightly casual today but still very conservative and preppy looking lol

J. Jehanne said...

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! I am going to head over and check out your blog now. Thank you for visiting and commenting